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AIDAN KEITH LOWE

ABOUT ME

I'm an Australian drummer based in Berlin.

Available for live, studio and remote session work.

Drummer / engineer / producer at Lumen Studio Berlin.

Teaching private lessons focused on body mechanics, advanced concepts and musical approaches.

I play vintage and modern styles with a focus on feel, musicality, dynamics and sound.

I approach my client's music from a holistic, song-oriented perspective – tailoring my equipment selection, tuning, micing setup, and production choices to each specific track.

I perform with acoustic, electronic, percussion and hybrid setups.

 

Over 20 years of experience performing in settings ranging from jazz (early and modern), hip hop, singer-songwriter, soul, RnB, folk, indie, reggae, orchestral, and various Brazilian, Cuban, North African and Middle Eastern styles.

 
 
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LUMEN STUDIO BERLIN

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A boutique recording studio in the heart of Neukölln.

The studio was purpose-built for my own remote drum sessions (see below).

Since opening it has quickly become a favourite spot for other drummers, singer-songwriters,  jazz/folk ensembles and pop musicians to record their own performances in a cozy, affordable, musician-oriented space..

 

Offering:

  • A beautiful, acoustically treated space ideal for audio and video recording

  • A collection of vintage / modern drums and cymbals

  • Industry standard microphones from Vanguard Audio / Neumann / Beyerdynamic / Sennheiser / Shure etc

  • High-end Neve and API-style preamps, Class A Burr-Brown ADC

  • Lighting / camera rig, complementary photography, video on request.

 

REMOTE DRUM SESSIONS BY AIDAN LOWE

Lumen Studio was built to allow producers and artists to have live drums recorded on tracks, without the expense and time associated with traditional studio hire, setup and equipment transport.

I'm able to offer flexibility and a fast workflow/turnaround, creating more opportunities to have a living breathing musician on songs instead of programmed or looped samples.

 

  • I create completely unique, original sounds and parts tailored to each track after discussions with the artist/producer, working with acoustic drums / percussion / programming.

  • I contribute my own ideas for production / multi tracking / effects / postprocessing as the song requires, and supply  raw and processed stems separately.

  • I typically provide 12 channels: Kick in & out, Snare top & bottom, OH L & R, Rack, Floor, Hihat, Room mics L & R , and an additional FX mic.

HOW IT WORKS

1.

Send me a bounce of your track

2. Communication

We'll discuss your vision for the track and my ideas, either online or in person in my studio in Neukölln.

To communicate ideas you are imagining for your song, I typically ask for reference songs that you take inspiration from in terms of grooves, sounds, and approach.

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3.

Tracking

I'll track my drums in my studio, and send you back the raw files (12 channels plus any extra percussion / programming / effects) for you to import into your session.
I offer as many revisions as necessary - happy clients are my priority!

Typical turnaround time is under 48 hours.

If possible, include 2 versions of the track, one with any existing drum / percussion programming or ideas, and one version without drums.

Please include the tempo and sample rate of your session.

STUDIO PORTFOLIO: DRUM RECORDINGS

 

STUDIO PORTFOLIO: ARTISTS